Three years ago, in honor of my birthday, I wrote about famous people who share(d) their birthday with me. Then last year I updated the list for a second part, which has become one of my most popular posts ever on this blog. This year, I’ve decided to go a slightly different route.
Yep, famous events that happened on my birthday.
I had no idea until this morning that not only was today the day of my birth 42 years ago, but also the day of the BIRTH OF AIDS!
How would you like to have your birthday saddled with that?
In all seriousness, I have to say that thankfully, I don’t know of anyone personally who has suffered or died from the deadly disease, but I won’t lie, I miss this guy:
The only other notable historical events for June 9, 1969, according to HistoryOrb.com, are that Warren Burger was confirmed as U.S. Chief Justice and Brian Jones quit the Rolling Stones because of his drug problems.
However, another Google search yields a cornucopia of results from Brainy History of June 9 events. I won’t reproduce the entire list here, not only because of copyright violations, but because the majority of it would bore to tears. I will highlight a few noteworthy events, at least, to my way of thinking:
- 1997: Detroit Tigers bat out of order against Oakland A’s in 1st inning
- 1991: Bruce Springsteen weds his backup singer Patti Scialfa
- 1984: Cyndi Lauper’s 1st #1 “Time After Time”
- 1977: 50th National Spelling Bee: John Paola wins spelling “cambist“
- 1975: Tony Orlando and Dawn receives gold record for “He Don’t Love You”
- 1967: Monkees appear at Hollywood Bowl
- 1954: Joseph Welch asks Senator Joseph McCarthy “Have you no sense of decency, sir?” during Senate-Army hearings
- 1940: Norway surrenders to Germany during WW II
- 1934: 1st Donald Duck cartoon, Wise Little Hen, released
- 1924: “Jelly Roll Blues,” is recorded by blues great, Jelly Roll Morton
Folks in Congress still have no sense of decency…
…and Bruce and Patti are still together, at least as of this writing.